Tier 1 training is intended for mental health front-line staff, clinicians and educators interested in becoming proficient in Collaborative Problem Solving, an evidence-based approach to understanding and helping children and adolescents with a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioural challenges.
Participants learn to advance their skills in applying the model through a combination of didactic lectures, role-playing, videotape examples, case presentations, and breakout groups with topics of specific interest to clinicians and educators. Participants receive personal attention and individualized feedback during breakout sessions from Think:Kids trainers while also benefiting from opportunities for networking. Continuing education credits are offered at no extra cost. This is a 2.5 day training program and participants must attend all days to be considered for certification. Completion of the training is also a requirement of the professional certification program.
- Providing an in-depth exposure to both the assessment and intervention components.
- Practicing drilling down to identify specific problems to be solved.
- Practicing identifying the specific cognitive skill deficits contributing to challenging behaviour.
- Learning how to solve problems and train skills using the collaborative problem solving process.
- Practicing indirect skills training with personalized feedback from trainers.
- Troubleshooting Plan B.
Additional Topics Include:
• Strategies for when a child refuses or has difficulty expressing his/her concerns.
• Dealing with common resistances to the approach.
• Troubleshooting other barriers to implementation in systems.
• Integrating with other models (i.e. Positive Behavioural Supports).
• Implementation in groups such as classrooms and transforming system-wide disciplinary policies.
Member Fee: $395.50 (includes HST)
Non Member: $480.25 (Includes HST
GROUP DISCOUNT: Save 20% off individual fee with group registration of 4 or more participants. Contact Angela, firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 889-5030 ext. 121.
Course Dates & Location
June 7, 11, 14 and 18, 2021 , 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
When registering for this online certification course, you are signing up for all four days and attendance is required for each day. All participants must join via their own device even if joining as a group.
Since 1988, Michael Hone has worked in a variety of settings including child welfare, youth justice, education and child and youth mental health. Currently he is the Executive Director of a Children’s Mental Health Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Michael is one of 2 Master trainers in Canada for Collaborative Problem Solving and is involved with the Advisory Council of Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital. Michael has been committed to implementing the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach across Ontario, and to date has trained approximately 8,000 people in Ontario.
Natasha has worked in child and adolescent services since 1991 in a variety of settings including residential services, secure treatment, youth justice, education, substance abuse, child and youth mental health, as well as in the private sector. She is a bilingual Certified Master Trainer and Consultant for Think:Kids and completed her fellowship for her Master’s in Social Work at Think:Kids in the department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is committed to implementing the CPS approach in Canada and the United States and has trained and provided implementation support to numerous sites. She has also reviewed child and youth mental health systems internationally using the SOCPR and presented on the topic at numerous conferences.